WHAT IS BLEPHAROPLASTY?
Blepharoplasty is the procedure of removing excess muscle, fat and skin tissues from the lower and upper eyelids and tightening the areas around the eyes. As a result of this surgical procedure, sagging, inward or outward-turned upper and lower eyelids, under-eye bags caused by excess fat, and wrinkles around the eyes can be corrected.
HOW IS BLEPHAROPLASTY DONE?
It is performed on the basis of the removal of under-eye bags with an incision made through the eyelid. In cases that require the removal of excess fat and skin tissue, different techniques or techniques can be used, from eyelash bottoms to crow’s feet. The procedure can be performed using local anesthesia. Swelling will disappear within two weeks after the surgery. The sutures used during the surgery will be removed four days after the surgery.
HOW IS UPPER EYELID AESTHETIC MADE?
Surgery to be performed in case of drooping of the eyelid; It is based on the removal of excess skin and muscle tissue after the incision to be applied to the eyelid. After this operation, which is applied from the eyelid line, no scars are formed. It is an ideal method to achieve a lively and youthful appearance.
HOW IS LOWER EYELID AESTHETIC MADE?
During youth, the fat bags in the cheekbones slide down due to aging and gravity, and as a result, the eyelids collapse and the laugh lines around the mouth begin to deepen. Endoscopic suspension of sagging fat bags is the aesthetic operation of these sagging fat pads. As a result of this operation, it may not be necessary to apply an operation to the lower eyelid. Otherwise, the excess skin and muscle are then cut and removed from the skin and the process is completed.
THE HEALING PROCESS AFTER BLEPHAROPLASTY
After the operation, eye ointment containing antibiotics and ice are applied to the operation area.The patient is kept under observation for 2-3 hours. There is no need to close or tape the eyes after surgery. If the patient does not encounter any problems, he does not need to stay in the hospital, he can be discharged on the same day. It is important to continue ice therapy for at least 2-3 days after discharge. Apart from this, antibiotic ointment should be applied to the operation area in the morning and evening for a week. After the operation, 2-3 days should be spent resting. Water should not come into contact with the area until 4-5 days after the operation. After 1 week, the stitches are removed and then a process that does not require any extra care is entered. In general, after the third day, patients can return to their daily life if there is no problem, and to their work that requires physical activity at the end of a week.
WHO IS BLEPHAROPLASTY SUITABLE FOR?
This procedure is suitable for patients over the age of 30 with bags under the eyes or sagging of the lower and upper eyelids.
IS THE POST-SURGERY PROCESS DIFFICULT?
Contrary to fear, the postoperative period is not difficult. Apart from slight swelling and bruising in the operation area, no significant problems are expected.
WILL THERE BE SCARS AFTER THE BLEPHAROPLASTY OPERATION?
As a result of the operation performed by a specialist surgeon, the probability of scarring is very low or is too low to be seen.